Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday Musings - Self Interview

Tess Grant, Kirsti Jones and I are trying something new in an attempt to blog more regularly and we're calling it Monday Musings. Basically, we'll be posting about our own takes on a different topic each week.

This week, it's all about the self interview. And of course, if you have any other burning questions, please feel free to ask! And be sure to check out Tess' interview, here and Kirsti's interview, here! And Lynn's joining us, too! Her interview is here!

Here are the questions.

What do you like best about writing?
I love falling headfirst into a story and giving life to the people wandering around my head. And on a pragmatic note, I love working from home and having the flexibility to be home with my kids.

Do you have a day job aside from writing?
I do. I'm the executive editor for a small press where I  oversee three departments. But happily, I can do that from home.

What’s your favorite word?
Actually, it's more like a favorite phrase - "Once Upon a Time..."

What’s your least favorite word?
Phlegm. Ewww. Even typing it gives me a full body shudder.

What sound do you love?
Rain, waves crashing on the shore, thunder, big baby belly laughs and purring cats

What sound do you hate?
Overly loud motorcycles, my neighbors yelling, whining

What’s your favorite curse word?
Fuck. It's just so versatile and useful.

What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
I often think that being a high school English teacher would be a great job.

What profession would you not like to do?
Pretty much anything involving math.

If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
Hey, great job with that whole mom thing - your kids turned out brilliantly!

What’s your favorite animal?
Cats! Followed closely by bats, foxes and squirrels.

Favorite color?
Browns and greens - I'm an earth tones girl.

Coffee or tea?
Both, please. But I do prefer tea.

City or country?
Definitely the country!

Star Wars or Star Trek?
Love them both, but Star Wars wins.

Buffy, Angel or Firefly?
Buffy and Firefly - I cannot choose.

Pirate or ninja?
Pirate! Seriously, like there's any question about that?

If you were a book, which book would you be?
I would be The Paper Bag Princess. If you can't slay the dragon, out think it and above all, always be yourself.


  1. I like purples and greens--the shades I find out in the woods mid-summer.

    Ditto on the sound of waves. I burned out my white noise maker listening to waves and rain.

    1. I have to admit that I'm a huge fan of purples and also greys. And blues. Yeah, I have a problem narrowing things down.

  2. Unfortunately I read "phlegm" while I was eating cereal. I think I can add that to most disliked words!

  3. Ahh, I just said to someone yesterday how Fuck is my favourite word... and for the same's soooo versatile!.

    But how are we soul sisters and yet so different...anything involving math? It's my favourite subject and the one thing I 'get'. And why wasn't there a 3-way tie? Angel... come on...

    Great interview...hugs and kisses

    1. I like me some Angel, but I'm a Spike girl all the way! :D

  4. Once Upon A Time is the beginning to so many great stories. It goes hand in hand with And They Lived Happily Ever After. :)